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                      Letters to Epicycle


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                      Why I have two CPUs in my PCs


                      Gordon Thomas - On Navigation at Sea

                      A series of monographs written by my father

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                      Pioneer DRM-5004X Resources - Information and software for Pioneer's 500 disk CD library

                      Sky+ 160 hard disk upgrade - adding capacity to Sky's ugly duckling PVR



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                      Experiences of shopping with online retailers

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                      "Epicycles" are the fiction dreamed up by pre-Copernican astronomers to permit them to discount the evidence of their own eyes - the observed motion of the nearby planets is clearly at odds with anything other than a heliocentric view of the universe, but until the 17th century these complex, almost coiled orbits were the only thing that could keep the earth in its rightful place at the centre of the solar system.

                      For more information, try these two pages, part of the University of Tennessee's online syllabus for their Astronomy 161 course, or this wonderful little Java applet at The University of Syracuse Department of Physics.


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